Coefficient of Conservatism:
Coefficient of Wetness:
In almost all sorts of dryish to moist deciduous, coniferous, and mixed forests (including oak-hickory, beech-maple, northern hemlock-hardwoods, pine); swamps (cedar, tamarack, elm); common with aspens and birch and on stabilized dunes. One of our most widespread forest understory plants.
Forming extensive clones from long horizontal aromatic rhizomes, which are of reputed medicinal value and have contributed to patent medicines as well as herbal teas and native remedies. The larger flowering umbels in this species and A. hispida are usually ca. 2–3 cm broad, becoming 3–4 (–6) cm in fruit.